Process Development Engineer for Photonic IC Packaging

Company profile

PHIX is a packaging foundry for photonic ICs (PICs) and we aim to become world leader in packaging and assembly of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). We supply customized PIC-based components and modules to OEM customers and system integrators in scalable production volumes.

We believe that early involvement is critical to come to the best results and therefore PHIX is also offering engineering support in the product design phase to ensure the manufacturability of the PIC based modules. PHIX is a start-up company initiated by LioniX International and started operations in July 2018. Further information on our website www.phix.com/.

Job description

As process development engineer you are responsible for the development of photonic IC (PIC) packaging and assembly processes including the assembly equipment set up.

  • Design of optical interconnection processes (manual, semi-automated and fully automated) between optical fibers and PICs and between PICs and other optical chips (detectors, gain sections, lasers).
  • Optimize product designs in cooperation with product design engineers to optimize manufacturability.
  • Design assembly set ups for validation and prototyping of the assembly processes.
  • Specification and selection of (optical) parts for assembly and test setups.
  • Building and iterating assembly and test setups.
  • Defining and implementing assembly processes on semi-automated assembly machines (including script-based programming).
  • Building prototypes.

Professional requirements:

  • MSc. degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in engineering for assembly processes
  • Experience in applying Six Sigma in process development and process improvement
  • Practical and pragmatic approach
  • Capable of working independently
  • Able to work from an incomplete set of specifications
  • Experience with optical measurement setups is preferred


  • Fluency in English
  • Dutch or willing to learn to speak Dutch

What we offer you

  • To become part of the revolution in photonic packaging technology, like microelectronics in the ‘70s.
  • To help us make PHIX a market leader in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
  • A talented group of passionate people working in an open culture.
  • A challenging position with plenty of room for own initiatives and professional development.
  • A competitive set of employment terms.

Are you interested?

Please send your motivation letter and resume to: Petra Rodriguez

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.